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Video Tutorial: Use Python + Wget to Download Tons of Files in Seconds

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Video Tutorial: Use Python + Wget to Download Tons of Files in Seconds


You never know when you’ll want to grab a lot of files at once or how much time you’ll have to do it. You may only have a window of 5 minutes before the connection will be closed on you and these files may never be accessible again.

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In this tutorial, I go over how to run a basic Python script (included here, more information here) for the purpose of downloading the entire archive of a mailing list.

See also: How to Encrypt & Decrypt Any File On Your System (Video Tutorial)

You could take the same concepts used in the Python script and utilize them to do more advanced forms of file-getting. If you did not have direct knowledge of which files you were trying to get, you could create a function that locates them by file type, or size, or what have you. All of those things are easily achievable through Python.

More on wget here.

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P. H. Madore

P. H. Madore


P. H. Madore lives in Arkansas with his wife and children. He has covered the cryptocurrency beat over the course of hundreds of articles for Hacked's sister site, CryptoCoinsNews, as well as some of her competitors. He is a major contributing developer to the Woodcoin project, and is currently nearing the completion of a cryptocurrency exchange in concert with the firm he primarily works for, Vermont Secure Computing Consultancy.

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